** FILE ** The sun rises March 8, 2012, over Mount Hood in Portland, Ore. The largest solar storm in five years has engulfed Earth, but scientists say the planet has lucked out so far. (Associated Press)
This advertising poster was distributed at Marine Corps recruiting stations as part of a new Corps television, Web and print advertising campaign launched in March 2012. (Associated Press/U.S. Marine Corps)
Apple CEO Tim Cook introduces the new iPad during an event in San Francisco on Wednesday, March 7, 2012. The new model features a faster processor and a screen that's even sharper than a high-definition television's. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Commenters on YouTube curse and declare young video creators "attention whores." This image shows a girl with a koala hat asking "Am I pretty or ugly?" The video has received more than 4 million views and in excess of 107,000 anonymous, often hateful responses.
Technicians install solar panels to supply power to a health center and a fish hatchery in Boucan Carre, Haiti. The panels will also provide the town with dependable electricity for the first time. (Associated Press)
People make their way down a dark street in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, recently. Haitian President Michel Martelly's administration hopes to double the number of rural homes with access to power by helping villagers acquire solar-power systems. (Associated Press)
Marine Corps Sgt. Brandon Morgan (right) greets his boyfriend with a passionate kiss at an on-base military-family homecoming. A friend photographed the embrace, which was posted on the "Gay Marine" Facebook page. (Courtesy of Facebook)
Astronomy professor Daniel Caton stands next to a low-light video camera at Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C. He hopes to use the cameras to capture a phenomenon known as the Brown Mountain Lights. (Associated Press)
Two radios in which bombs were hidden were found in a rented house in Bangkok, explosive-ordnance disposal officials said. A similar device went off accidentally, severing the legs of one of the terrorism suspects.
Photo courtesy of Sandra Meyers Design Studio
Sandra Meyers, owner of Sandra Meyers Design Studio, says to take scale and proportion into account when choosing furnishings. Taller nightstands can balance out the bed.
Among the sights and sounds of New York's Times Square, a new and provocative billboard stands out courtesy of the Media Research Center. The conservative watchdog expects 1.3 million onlookers to see its message during the next month. (Media Research Center)